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Casino Trail

 3 votes

2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers

 

73% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,226' 374 m

Ascent

-17' -5 m

Descent

1,427' 435 m

High

218' 67 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Unknown

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This steep trail travels to the ruins of an old Casino and great views of the Hudson River and Beacon, New York.

John Maurizi

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Be careful climbing the washed-out road, as foot placements can sometimes be dicey.

Description

While traveling primarily through Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, this trail actually starts from Mount Beacon Park. If you can, try to hit this trail on a weekday, as it gets incredibly busy on the weekends.

From the start, follow a nice gravel path to a metal staircase. After this, the trail gets steep and rocky. While it's very wide, it's no longer a road due to erosion. There are many trails leading up the steep ridge, but the park service has done a poor job designating which trail for you to take. If you're afraid of getting lost, be sure to follow the red blazes, and bring the Trail Run Project mobile app with you to quell any concerns.

Once you arrive at the old casino, be sure to take time to check out the ruins. Much of what is remaining is a foundation, but the old cable house has walls intact and is interesting to photograph. Be aware: this is a very large viewpoint with many people, so you might have to wait patiently for your chance to take a nice photo.

Most people turn back from the viewpoint unless you are making a loop through the park. If so, continue up the Casino Trail to reach the Wilkinson Memorial Trail and a variety of loop options.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in the autumn to see the hills erupt in fiery fall color.

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